Case Studies

Bulk Liquid Asphalt Facility

Greensboro, North Carolina

Hammaker East Emulsions' expansion of their Greensboro, NC facility included adding two new rail spurs for receiving inbound bulk asphalt.  CivilSmith was asked to join ECF Incorporated's design team to handle all aspects related to the new rail infrastructure to be served by Norfolk Southern via an existing yard lead turnout. 

Brownfield Site Before Rail Spur Construction

CivilSmith worked closely with the general contractor, ECF, and their civil/site consultant, Triad Design Group, to finalize the rail plans and to obtain approvals from Norfolk Southern.  The site preparation included demolishing an existing rail sur as well as numerous structures.  CivilSmith worked closely with ECF to review the new header pipe system's clearances to confirm their compliance with the railroad's clearance requirements.  CivilSmith provided track construction specifications, handled the bidding process, and provided valuable track construction observations with detailed reports.

New Industrial Turnout Construction During Construction Observations

New Industrial Turnout - Completed

General Contractor - ECF, Incorporated

Civil/Site Consultant - Triad Design Group

Track Construction - Queen City Railroad Construction